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Mills River man charged with 29 counts of child exploitation

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MILLS RIVER — A 59-year-old Mills River man was charged with 29 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor after law officers pursued information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Henderson County Sheriff's Office said.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Georgia man charged with soliciting child for sex

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A 28-year-old Georgia man faces a felony charge of soliciting a child through the internet to meet for sex after his arrest by Henderson County sheriff’s detectives.   Read Story »

Tags: sexual assault | child sex abuse | sex offender

Henderson County News

42-year-old man sentenced on sexual exploitation charges

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A Superior Court judge on Monday sentenced a 42-year-old Hendersonville man to up to 19 years in prison on 24 counts of third-degree felonious sexual exploitation of a minor, District Attorney R. Andrew Murray announced.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Local man charged with sexual exploitation of a minor

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Acting on a “cybertip” from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about alleged online dissemination of material related to child sexual abuse, the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office Special Victim’s Unit executed a search warrant of the suspect's residence and made an arrest, the sheriff's office said.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

City man charged with child sex abuse

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A 55-year-old Hendersonville man is charged with child sexual abuse after Henderson County sheriff’s detectives pursued a tip relating to online dissemination of material related to child sexual abuse.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Hendersonville man handed 22-year prison term for child sexual exploitation

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A 58-year-old Hendersonville man on Thursday was sentenced to 22 years in prison for the sexual exploitation of a child, Acting U.S. Attorney William T. Stetzer announced.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Local man charged with juvenile sex offenses

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Detectives with the major crimes unit of the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office charged a 35-year-old Hendersonville man with nine charges of sexual offense against three juveniles.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

'Unusable evidence' led to quick dismissal of abuse charges, Newman told Bar

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District Attorney Greg Newman acted like his “hair was on fire” to dismiss felony sexual assault charges and offered the defendant a plea bargain that outraged the victim and her family, a member of the state Bar’s disciplinary board said last November.   Read Story »

Tags: Greg Newman | child sex abuse | Greg Newman removal effort | James F. Sapp cases

Henderson County News

Defendant gets 29-year sentence after child sex assault plea

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A man wanted on charged on multiple child sexual assault charges was sentenced to 29 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to the charges last week, District Attorney Greg Newman announced.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Former county resident indicted for passport fraud

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A 62-year-old man who had been arrested on child sexual assault charges in California relocated to Henderson County and four years later fraudulently applied for a passport, the U.S. attorney's office said.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Hendersonville man charged with indecent liberties

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A 63-year-old Hendersonville man who had worked as a school crossing guard in the city was charged with a felony count of indecent liberties with a child in December for alleged offenses over a four-year-period with a child under 16, arrest records show.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Detectives add 75 child sexual exploitation charges against man

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Henderson County sheriff's detectives added 75 additional charges against Patrick Ryan McFarland, a Keeneland Drive resident who had been charged with third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor last week.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Local man charged with child sex offense

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After serving a search warrant at a home on Keeneland Drive on Wednesday, detectives from the Henderson County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit, with assistance from the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security, charged a resident of that address with third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, the sheriff's office said.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Asheville man sentenced on child porn charges

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Chief U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger sentenced a 41-year-old Asheville man to 14 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to uploading child pornography, U.S. District Attorney Murray announced.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Local man charged with sex offenses

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Detectives with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit chargeda 32-year-old Glover Street man with sex crimes against child after an investigation, the sheriff's office said.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Local man charged with statutory rape

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After an investigation into allegations of inappropriate sexual misconduct with a minor, detectives from the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit have charged a 24-year-old Hendersonville man with statutory rape.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Owner of 'Yachts o' Trouble' gets prison for secretly taping underage females

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ASHEVILLE — A 51-year-old Cleveland County man was sentenced to 35 years in prison for secretly recording nude videos of underage females aboard his yacht, U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray announced on Thursday.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Candler man jailed on child sex abuse charges

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 manA 19-year-old Candler man was jailed under $170,000 bond after sheriff's deputies charged him with one count of first-degree statutory sex offense and two counts of child abuse, all felonies.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Local man charged with child sexual battery

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After receiving a social services report on March 5 alleging inappropriate physical contact between an adult and child, Henderson County Sheriff’s detectives opened an investigation into the complaint.    Read Story »

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Fletcher News

Fletcher man charged with soliciting 15-year-old for sex

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Henderson County sheriff’s detectives charged a 44-year-old Fletcher man with solicitation of a minor by computer to commit a felony.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Hendersonville man sentenced to 17½ years on child porn charges

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U.S. District Judge Kenneth D. Bell sentenced a 39-year-old Hendersonville man to 17½ years in prison on Thursday after his guilty plea last year on child pornography charges, U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray announced.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Sheriff's deputies charge man with felony child rape

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Henderson County sheriff's deputies on Wednesday charged a 24-year-old man with rape of a child under 15, the sheriff's office said.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Two Catholic clergy credibly accused of sex abuse served in Henderson County

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The Charlotte Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church on Monday released the names of 14 clergy members who an investigation found had been credibly accused of child sexual abuse since the diocese was founded in 1972.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Detectives charge Florida man with felony solicitation of a child

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Detectives with the Henderson County Sheriff's Office Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force while conducting undercover operations on Oct. 15 charged a 61-year-old Florida man with trying to solicit a child via the internet.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Asheville man gets 10-year prison for soliciting minor for sex

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A 31-year-old Asheville man who tried to entice what he thought was a 14-year-old girl to meet him in Hendersonville for sex was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the crime, U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray announced on Tuesday.   Read Story »

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Brevard News

Defendants sent to prison for statutory rape, neglect of disabled

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A Hendersonville man was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty in Henderson County Superior Court to three counts of statutory rape, District Attorney Greg Newman announced.   Read Story »

Tags: elder years | child sex abuse | elder abuse

Henderson County News

Hendersonville man sent to prison for producing child porn

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ASHEVILLE –A 31-year-old Hendersonville man was sentenced to 22½ years in prison afer pleading guilty to enticing and luring minors into producing child pornography through popular smart phone apps, U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray announced.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Tennessee man sentenced to 12 years in prison for child sex offense

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Henderson County News

Horse Shoe man sentenced to 16 years for child sexual offense

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A Horse Shoe man was sentenced to 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual offense with a child and indecent liberties with a child, District Attorney Greg Newman announced on Thursday.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

City man charged with child sex abuse

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A 76-year-old Hendersonville man was jailed under a $150,000 bond after his arrest Wednesday on child sex abuse charges, the sheriff's office said.   Read Story »

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